Overblog Follow this blog
Edit post Administration Create my blog

Profil

  • The Baguette
  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.

Archives

March 26 2014 4 26 /03 /March /2014 12:20

484 Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Miracles de Mayenne

Over-Blog is one of the worst blogging platforms ever.  The ability to insert photos is constantly changing.  Even now, it is impossible to insert photos from my Flickr account the way that I want them.  You will have to appreciate them like they are...sadly, I can't figure out how to post them the way that I used to.  To see  all of my photos, GO HERE494 Le château de MayenneThe last place I visited on my trip to the Mayenne was the actual town from whence the department gets its name.  In medieval times, the town was the seat of the Lords of Mayenne. It originated when Juhel II of Mayenne built a monastery near the gate of the pre-existing castle, which led to the formation of a settlement.  Mayenne was besieged two times in 1574 and 1590, and suffered substantial damage. It was rebuilt and re-embellished in the following century thanks to the help of Cardinal Mazarin.  It however suffered from plague in 1707.  On 9 June 1944, during World War II, it was bombed by English airplanes, which caused heavy damage and numerous casualties.  455 Le château de Mayenne459 Le château de MayenneThe château, built in the 11th century over remains of a much older building.  It has five towers, only one of which has kept its original conical roof.  The vaulted rooms and the chapel have 13th century decorations. Once used as a prison, since 2008 it is home to a museum.  464 MayenneThis is the municipal theater which was built in 1891.    471 Le palais de justice, MayenneThis last building is the former Palais de Justice.  It is closed and in desperate need of repair.  Right now, the city doesn't have enough money to do anything interesting with it.  489 Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Miracles de Mayenne478 Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Miracles de MayenneThe Basilica of Notre-Dame was  founded in 1100. Of the original building, the piers and the arcades of the nave remain.  481 Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Miracles de MayenneIn one of the side chapels is the polychrome wooden statue of Our Lady of Miracles which has been welcoming vistors and the faithful alike since 1897.  509 l'église Saint-Martin505 l'église Saint-MartinThe Romanesque church of St. Martin which originally dates from the 11th century, was enlarged in neo-medieval style during the 19th century.

511 l'église Saint-Martin

Share this post

Repost 0
Published by The Baguette - in Cultural Heritage